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The Role Of The Social Class And The Family In The Formation Of Values In The Context Of The Democratisation Of Education

Gabriela Motoi
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Gabriela Motoi: University of Craiova, Romania

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2018, vol. 5, issue 1, 136-147

Abstract: In this paper we are trying to analyse some important theoretical approaches that explain the role of the family and the social class on the formation of children's values. The analysis of these theoretical perspectives is based on the process of democratization of education, a process which aimed at precisely diminishing the role of social classes in building children's educational choices and, thus, promoting a better equality of chances, through the weakening of the link between social origins and educational outcomes. The theoretical sociological perspectives analysed in this article (M. Kohn and D. Alwin) are similar and they start from the same idea, namely that social stratification is important for understanding the values of both children and parents. Also, we have tried to see whether the views of the two sociologists are still applicable and can be used to explain social, economic and educational realities in the last decades.

Keywords: democratisation of education; social class; value; level of education; parental role (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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